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Chamber, Standard team up to sponsor Candidate Forum

Winfield drops close game to Point Pleasant 18-13 By Jack Bailey

STAFF REPORT HURRICANE -- The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, Generation Putnam and The Putnam Standard are hosting a Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club. “The Chamber of Commerce does not endorse candidates, but does encourage its members and the public to acquaint themselves with the candidates in order to become better informed voters,” said Marty Chapman, Chamber of Commerce President. Candidates for all contested State Legislature and Putnam County offices have been invited to address the public and respond to questions taken from the audience attending the forum. Reservations are requested and seating is limited. There is a $15 charge for lunch. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Chamber office at 304-7576510, or visit to register. Also, in advance of the Candidate Forum, the Putnam Chamber and The Putnam Standard are teaming up to produce a Voter’s Guide. Candidates for office have been sent questionaires and their responses will be printed in the Oct. 16 edition of The Standard. For more information, contact the Chamber, or The Standard at (304) 743-6731.

WINFIELD – In a showdown of potential Class AAA playoff teams, the Point Pleasant Big Blacks used a fourth quarter rally to defeat the Winfield Generals 18-13 Friday night in Winfield. Point Pleasant entered the game ranked No. 7 in the latest Class AAA football rankings, while Winfield was tied for No. 16. The top 16 teams in each class qualify for post season play. Point Pleasant struck first on the evening when quarterback Aden Yates dove in from two yards out for a touchdown as the first quarter was winding down. Winfield's defense blocked the extra point, making the score 60. The Generals answered with a scoring drive of their own as Winfield quarterback Toby Show hit receiver Kris Turner on a 21-yard touchdown pass. With the extra point, Winfield went up 7-6, and carried that lead into the locker room at halftime. The third quarter saw both

Winfield looks to gain yards on the ground against a stingy Point Pleasant defense. On the evening, the Generals gained 54 yards on the ground, compared to 221 through the air. Photo by Jack Bailey teams dig in on defense, and the score remained 7-6 heading into the fourth quarter. In the final period, the Big Blacks struck first with a 14 yard

scoring run. Point Pleasant opted to go for 2 points, but didn't convert, making the score 12-7. Winfield answered with a scoring drive of its own with Show

hitting his receiver on a 6-yard touchdown pass to go up 13-12. Point Pleasant then mounted SEE FOOTBALL ON PAGE 10

Meeting set to discuss farm-to-school program SUBMITTED ARTICLE WINFIELD -- A meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Putnam County Courthouse to discuss the Farm to School program. Farmers and Youth Group Leaders are encouraged to attend. The objective of the program is to promote student consumption of produce and meat from local farmers in local

school cafeterias. According to the West Virginia University Extension Service, incorporating locally-grown, farm fresh produce as part of a school nutrition program creates a relationship that positively impacts farms, schools and students. The program is also designed to stimulate interest in local youth to grow food and supply

school cafeterias with nutritious food. When schools purchase food from farmers and school youth groups (including from local FFA and 4-H groups) it helps support the local economy while providing higher quality food to students. Each of the student groups participating in the project will work with their local farmers, teachers/leaders and Extension

personnel to learn how to: .) grow produce or meat to sell to their school cafeterias, 2.) keep records and determine the costs of production (using 4-H project books or FFA SAE reports), and 3.) learn management practices to provide a quality product in a timely fashion. For more information call the WVU Extension Office at (304) 586-0217.


Page 2 – September 24,2012 Creative Sharing: Arts and Crafts Workshop Series "Using the arts to share the love of Christ with others" Participants will make craft items to share with friends, family and people in their communities. Classes will be held on Mondays from 6:00-8:00 p.m., September - December 2012, at Tabernacle of Praise Church of God, 2368 Thompson Road in www.hurriCulloden, WV; There is no charge for the series. Please Contact Cathy Schrader to register: 304-760-8411.

Martial Art – Shen Chun Do & Escrima Shen Chun Do, the art of world champion Graciela Casillas will be offered at the Valley Park Community Center on Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 27 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Ages 8 to Adult. Escrima will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 27 following the Shen Chun Do class at 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Ages 12 to Adult. Cost is $40 a month per class or $50 a month if you take both classes. For more information call Bill at 304-760-1015.

Childbirth Education Classes FamilyCare offers ongoing childbirth education classes in the Teays Valley area. These classes discuss birth options, the labor process, medications and more. This class series meets for four Mondays each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is required, and Medicaid patients are welcome. To register, contact Debi Ellis at 304-757-6999, ext 80, or

Trick or Treat set for Oct. 30 The Putnam County Commission has set Tuesday, Oct. 30, as the day for Trick or Treat in all unincorporated areas of Putnam

Community Calendar County. Trick or Treat will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Eleanor Craft Show Reservations are now being accepted for crafters and vendors at the annual Eleanor Craft Show. This event is scheduled for Saturday November 3, 2012, 9 AM- 3PM, at the Eleanor Fire Department building. Call Linda 304-937-3427 for an application. Sponsored by the Buffalo Nazarene Church Ladies Aide.

Bankruptcy Seminar to be offered Oct. 4 HUNTINGTON – The Klein Law firm is sponsoring a one day seminar on Bankruptcy and Collection Law for the general practitioner on Oct. 4 in Huntington. The seminar is an overview of the bankruptcy system and its impact on the general practitioner. The seminar will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and will conclude at 4:45 p.m. Lunch is provided as part of the cost of the registration fee and will be catered by the B'nai Sholom Congregation Sisterhood. Registration is limited by space available to 100 people. The cost is $150 and includes seminar materials and handbook, breaks, coffee, tea, snacks and lunch. Limited registration will be available on the day of the seminar. All proceeds from the seminar will benefit the Historic Preservation Fund. CLE credits are available for this seminar. For more information or to register contact the Klein Law Firm at 304-562-7111. You may also visit the firm's website at

Silver Sneakers Class The Tri-County YMCA in Scott Depot hosts the Silver Sneakers Muscular Endurance Class from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Move to music through a variety of exercises designed to in-

crease muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Certified instructors lead classes. For more information, call 304-757-0016.

“The Wall That Heals” to be at Pumpkin Park The Wall That Heals will be arriving in Milton on Tuesday, October 2nd and will be displayed at the Pumpkin Festival October 4-7. The half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. with more than 58,000 names is 250 feet long and 6 feet tall. All military, active and Veterans, will be given free admission to the Pumpkin Festival, as a small token of thanks for all that our military do. “Bringing the Wall Home” to communities throughout the country allows the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist, once more, among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. The traveling exhibit allows the thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of ‘facing the Wall” to find strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to continue. The Wall That Heals features a Traveling Museum and Information Center providing an educational component to enrich and complete visitor’s experiences. The Museum chronicles the Vietnam War era and the unique healing power of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, while the Information Center serves as a venue for people to learn about friends and loved ones lost in the war.

Autoimmune Support Group An autoimmune support groups meets on the first and

third Mondays of each month at noon. The meeting is held in the upper level of the September House located beside Cross Roads United Methodist Church, 850 Norway Avenue, Huntington. For additional information, call Carolyn Hopper at 781-7434 or Kimberly Marcum at 7364957.

Caregiver Support Program The Family Caregiver Support Program offers support, training and relief to those providing fulltime caregiving for a loved one. Services include in-home respite and counseling. Putnam Aging, the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services and the Metro Area Agency on Aging sponsors the program. For more information, contact Sally Halstead, 304-562-9451.

PCTC Adult Learning Center provides Academic Remediation Students prepare for various types of testing including ACT, GED, and LPN. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Friday. For more info. call 5862411.

Winfield Lions Club Meetings The Winfield Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more information call 304-586-3732.

Hurricane VFW Auxiliary #9097 Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Post home, 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom.

Tarot Reading When: Monday, October 1st Where: South Charleston Public Library Lezah, from the Psychic Eye in South Charleston, will kick off the Halloween Season by giving Tarot Readings from 6-8 p.m. Come join in for the fun!

The Putnam Standard Eleanor City Council Meeting 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Town Hall. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous Can Help If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Call Alcoholics Anonymous at 1.800.333.5051 or find meeting locations at

American Legion Post 187 American Legion Post 187 meets at 7 p.m. at the Winfield Presbyterian Church, Ferry Street, Winfield – every first and third Thursday of the month.

Scott-Teays Lions Club Meetings Scott-Teays Lions Club meets the first and third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Broadmore Assisted Living, 4000 Outlook Drive, Teays Valley. For more information call 304757-8599 or email

Bingo Every Wednesday night (7:00 p.m.) VFW Post 9097, Teays Valley Road. Public invited.

Alzheimer Association Support Group Meeting first Wednesday of every month at 12:30 at Hometown Senior Center. This meeting is for the caregivers of the Alzheimer patients. This is a great opportunity for family members to get some information and support concerning your loved ones. Everything is confidential. Hometown Senior Center is located at 100 First Ave. N. in Hometown. If you need directions call 304586-2745. Please feel free to attend.

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Attorney General warns of scam targeting travelers By Chris Dickerson

CHARLESTON - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw is warning travelers to be on guard due to a scam making an increased appearance in the hospitality industry. Travelers are experiencing convincing calls from scammers attempting to obtain credit card information. This scam is targeting guests

staying in hotel rooms. Individuals receive a telephone call from the thief who claims to be an employee of the hotel. Guests are being told that their personal information was not processed correctly and the credit card number needs to be given again to fix the problem. To accurately complete the transaction, hotel visitors are being tricked into revealing their credit card number and other personal information.

It has been reported by the Alabama Department of Corrections Security Threat Group that in some instances the scam artists are inmates and there has been one arrest related to this illegal activity. If the scammer successfully receives all the necessary information from the hotel guest, he proceeds by either forwarding the information to an outsider to deposit the money into the inmate's account, or the in-

mate makes the transaction himself using a smuggled cell phone. McGraw encourages travelers and consumers to never give out personal information over the telephone. In this particular situation, a guest should first refrain from providing such information and should instead make a trip to the front lobby desk to ask about the problem. "Scammers will do and say

anything to trick consumers into giving personal information over the telephone," McGraw said in a statement. "In fact, when the situation presents itself, it is best to withhold this information and follow up by calling back or making a visit to an office for clarification." This scam has been reported at various hotels across West Virginia and surrounding states.

West Virginia State science convocation set for Tuesday SUBMITTED ARTICLE INSTITUTE – Dr. Claudia Rankins, a physicist nationally known for her work with the structure of atomic particles, will be the featured speaker for West Virginia State University’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics convocation Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 12:30 p.m., WVSU Hamblin Hall auditorium. The audience will benefit from her experience as a scientist and educator, as well as her perspective as Program Officer in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Rankins manages the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-

UP) that provides awards to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and research at HBCUs, such as WVSU. Since 1998, Rankins has secured more than $10 million in external grants that supported precollege activities as well as undergraduate education and research in STEM. Rankins also manages the Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program which provides a substantial source of federal support for research in minority-serving institutions. By facilitating research projects in the STEM disciplines, the goal of CREST is to build research

competitiveness among institutions and recruit students of diverse backgrounds in to STEM study and STEM-based career. Her remarks will address pathways to graduate school or a career in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) areas. She will focus on the vital role that Historically Black Colleges and Universities play in successfully preparing undergraduate students in STEM majors for graduate school and for the workforce. Secondly, Rankins will present strategies she has used in her personal experience as a mathematics and physics, professor, a department chair and a dean.

Business After Hours set for Tuesday HURRICANE -- The next Business After Hours sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will take place at Huntington National Bank from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Business After Hours provides a social, but professional venue for business people to make new contacts and expand their presence in the business community. Huntington National Bank is located at 4149 State Route 34 in Hurricane. Participation is open to all

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also be included in a relaxed social setting. To obtain membership information or to make reservations, please contact the Chamber at 304.757.6510 or You can also visit the website at

These strtegies focus on what students can do to successfully prepare for their next step - college, graduate school, professional school or entry into the workforce in STEM areas. Prior to her post with the NSF, Rankins served at Hampton University for 22 years as an endowed university professor, chair of the Department of Physics, assistant dean for research, and dean of the School of Science. Her formal education includes military training, certification as a translator and interpreter for German, French and English, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Christopher Newport University, a Master of Science in Statistics from Old

Dominion University, a Master of Science in Physics, and a doctorate in Physics both from Hampton University. Her current research interests focus on the underrepresentation of women faculty of color in STEM disciplines in higher education. According to statistics from the National Science Foundation, minority women, collectively, make up only 10.6% of all the recipients of Bachelor's degrees in the STEM disciplines. This percentage falls quickly at the Master's and doctoral levels to 7.1% and 5.4%, respectively. The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics fall convocation is open to the public.


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Habitat for Humanity keeping office hours at Putnam Library By Jack Bailey

HURRICANE – In another sign of its commitment to building homes in Putnam County, Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam will begin keeping office hours at the Putnam County Library. Lori Wyatt, homeownership director for the organization, will keep office hours at the li-

brary on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to meet with prospective applicants. Potential applicants should call ahead to schedule a time to meet with Wyatt. She may be reached directly at 304-7200141, ext 12. Recently, Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam completed its first home build in Putnam County since 2004. That home is located on Mon-

tana Avenue in Hurricane. It was the 149th home built by the organization since it began in 1988. Ken Adams, development director of the organization, said that with the home's completion, there has been a great deal of interest from people in Putnam County. “Since then (the home's completion), we have been getting calls from people asking about

our organization and how it works,” Adams said. “The establishment of a satellite location here in Putnam is a way for us to help remove that barrier of geography and continue with our efforts to best serve those living in need.” Earlier this year, Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam, placed a renewed interest in building homes in Putnam County with a goal to build 10

homes in the county by 2016. To be approved for a Habitat for Humanity home, a family must have income between 30 percent and 70 percent of the area median, be living in substandard conditions and willing to partner by helping to build their own home. For more information contact the organization at 304or visit 720-0141,

Leader’s Association seeks Putnam ‘Future 4-H’er’ SUBMITTED ARTICLE WINFIELD -- If you, or someone you know, are expecting a baby sometime around the first full week of October, your “new arrival” could be honored as this year’s Putnam County future 4-H’er! The Putnam County Leaders’ Association, in celebration of National 4-H Week, October 613, 2012, will be showering the first Putnam County Baby born on or after Oct. 6, 2012 with

gifts. This will mark the 21st year of recognizing a “Future 4H’er.” To be eligible, the “October baby” must be pre-registered with the Putnam County 4-H Office by calling 304-586-0217 or e-mailing Elizabeth.Baldwin The baby and family must reside in Putnam County, and the parents must be willing to allow photos to be taken for publicity

when the baby is “showered” with gifs from 4-Hers. The “Future 4-H’er” will receive a layette full of gifts donated by members of the local Putnam County 4-H Clubs. Happy Birthday to our past years’ “Future 4-H’ers” : oneyear-old Wyatt Austin Dolin (2011), two-year-old Levi Magaw(2010), year-old Robert William Grant (2009), fouryear-old Larissa Cary Foster (2008), five-year-old Noah Sav-

illa (2007), six-year-old Payton Hudnall (2006), five-year-old Tyler Fleming (2005), eightyear-old Emma Grace Skaggs (2004), nine-year-old Luke Harris Gibson (2003), 10-year-old Hannah Casto (2002), 11-yearold David Joel (2001),12-yearold Zane Lanham (2000), 13year-old Megan Hollie Bowles (1999), 14-year-old Corey Edward Tucker (1998), 15-year-old Joshua Perry Somerville (1997), 16-year-old Jeremy Harris

(1996), 17-year-old Charlotte “Charlie” Mabie (1995), 18year-old Tasha Lynn Theverin (1994), 19-year-old Caitlyn Nichole Lett (1993) and 20-yearold Christian Gregory Corns (1992). Be sure to contact the 4-H Office (586-0217 or to register your baby (who is due to arrive around the 6th13th of October) to be the Putnam County Future 4-H’er.

Putnam County Schools breakfast and lunch menus Putnam County Schools – Menu – August/September 2012 Monday, September 24: Pancake on a Stick

LUNCH: BREADED FISH STICKS, MACARONI & CHEESE, Steamed Kale, Mandarin Oranges, Milk

namon Toast, Applesauce Cup LUNCH: ROTISSERIE CHICKEN, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas, Pineapple Chunks, Wheat Breadstick, Milk

Tuesday, September 25: Cin-

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Wednesday, September 26: Chicken Biscuit

LUNCH: HAMBURGER ON A BUN, Lettuce/Tomato/Cheese, Potato Wedges, Black Bean Salad, Fresh Kiwi, Milk

LUNCH: PEPPERONI ROLL, Steamed Corn, Romaine Garden Salad, Diced Peach Cup, Sherbet, Milk

Thursday, September 27: MVP Breakfast, Yogurt w/Granola

Friday, September 28: Egg & Cheese Burrito LUNCH: CHEESE FLATBREAD PIZZA, Caesar Salad w/Croutons, Sliced Baby Carrots, Fresh Apple, Milk

September Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Steve Caldwell Georgina Doss Donna R. Earles Mary Virginia Fugate Kip G. Gibson John B. Hayes Ronald R. Hodges Charlotte W. Hurley Jo Ann Ingwerson Carie A. Jarvis Daryl E. Jeffers Donald R. Keaton Jeffery Keys Lori A. Lambert Sally A. Lefevre Barbara Martin Luther McCloud Harold Messinger James Owens Dwight G. Plybon Patricia L. Reed William B. Roebuck Forest Nye White


If you - or someone you know will be celebratrating a birthday in the coming months... Call 304-743-6731 and give us their name - OR just email the information to

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September 24,2012 – Page 5

Creation of Business Court draws positive reviews By Chris Dickerson

CHARLESTON - The state Supreme Court's creation of a new Business Court Division is drawing positive reviews across the board. House Speaker Rick Thompson was at the Sept. 11 press conference when Justice Robin Jean Davis unveiled the plan and the rules that will govern the division once it starts Oct. 10. Thompson, D-Wayne, has been pushing for the creation of such a court for four years. "I think a separate business docket focusing on resolving commercial litigation will make our state a much more welcoming environment for businesses and assist circuit judges in managing these often complex cases," Thompson said. He first proposed the idea of a business court in 2008. In 2010, the Legislature adopted House Bill 4352, which allowed the Court to establish a business court within the existing circuit court system. He said he sought this legislation after learning about Delaware's business court, also known as a "Court of Chancery," which dates back two centuries. "Delaware's Chancery Court is known nationally for efficient handling of commercial law and complex litigation between businesses, and it is no coincidence that Delaware is home to a very large percentage of Fortune 500 companies," Thompson said. "I am grateful to all the justices for moving this initiative forward, to Judge Darrell

Pratt for leading a thorough examination of potential issues surrounding business litigation and to Justice Robin Davis for developing rules to facilitate a just and efficient process for these unique cases. "This sends a powerful message to the business community that this state is business friendly." The president of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce agreed. "We're supportive of the creation of the business court," Steve Roberts said. "We appreciate that the Supreme Court recognizes that some business issues are very complex and require a specialized knowledge about certain issues, such as taxes, technology, copyright and patent issues. "From my point of view, we're hopeful that this combination of changes - the business court and the recent changes in appellate review -- will help. We still want an intermediate appellate court. This isn't everything we wanted, but it's a positive change. The change of appellate rules and the creation of the business court, to us, stack up as positive announcements." The president of the West Virginia Association for Justice called the business court an important and needed addition to the state's civil justice system. "Research from the National Center for State Courts shows that business versus business litigation has risen steadily for three decades," Scott Blass said. "Today, more than 50 percent of all civil cases nationally involve

contract disputes between businesses, and nearly onethird of all tort cases involve cases between business interests. "West Virginia's new business court will allow these cases, which often include complex and very technical issues, to be handled efficiently and fairly. It will also play a critical role in protecting West Virginia businesses when they are wronged by larger corporations that violate contracts, steal trade secrets or otherwise compete unfairly." The president of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia also hailed the new creation. "We applaud the efforts of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in establishing the Busienss Court Division," said Michael Cimino, an attorney at Jackson Kelly in Charleston. "Obviously, it's a new concept. We are hopeful that the Business Court Division will provide a consistency in decisions on key issues and efficiency of the procedural process. "The idea behind the concept that the judges will receive special training will make them experts in these types of issues. That can only be a good thing for all parties involved."

The managing member of Steptoe & Johnson's Martinsburg office is happy that the new court will be headquartered in her city. "We are pleased that the Supreme Court has selected Martinsburg for the location of the Business Court Division," Bridget Cohee said. "Our attorneys in Martinsburg offer both business litigation services to our clients and mediation services for parties looking for alternative ways to resolve disputes. "The addition of the Business Court Division here allows clients across the state and region to more efficiently handle business litigation matters, and our Martinsburg office is conveniently located to provide both legal services in the Business Court Division and to host alternative dispute resolution for non-clients." The executive director of West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse said the creation of the business court is a good step, but he still wants more to be done to fix problems in the state's legal system. "While the Supreme Court's business court proposal is certainly admirable and the judges initially appointed are high quality picks, it really does nothing to address the prob-

lems most cited as needing fixed in West Virginia's legal system," Richie Heath said. "West Virginia's insufficient appeals process -- and in particular our state's lack of an intermediate appeals court -- is most frequently cited as the critical problem needing fixed. "In fact, West Virginia was just recently ranked by the Institute for Legal Reform as having the worst legal climate in the nation in large part because of our current appeals process, and not the lack of any sort of business courts." Heath said the business court will provide a useful mechanism for dealing with unique and complex business litigation. "But the proposal does little to address the numerous areas of law in which West Virginia finds itself outside of the national legal mainstream," he said. "Given their limited application, the mere presence of business courts won't likely put to rest the fears that many businesses currently have of West Virginia's legal climate. "In order to truly improve the battered reputation of our state legal climate, we will need to address the real problems currently plaguing our state courts.�



MARLENE FAY ADKINS Marlene Fay Adkins, 79, of St. Albans, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012, at her home. Born February 27, 1933, in Kanawha County, she was a daughter of the late Fellie and Goldie Adkins Lovejoy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bayless Wilson Adkins; and two sons, Paul and Sam Adkins. She was a nurse's aide with 25 years of service at Riverside Nursing Home, St. Albans. She is survived by daughters, Linda Mullins (Tom), Fay Greene and Kay Howington (Joe); daughter-in-law, Mary Adkins; sister, Kathleen Moubray; 10 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, September 14, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Delmar Young officiating. Burial followed in Lawrence Cemetery, Scott Depot. You may share memories or condolences with the family at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

LINDA LEE "WINNIE" ALFORD Linda Lee "Winnie" Alford, 68, of Fraziers Bottom, passed away on September 13, 2012 at her home after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family who loved her very much and will surely miss her. Linda was preceded in death by her son, Scott Alford; her infant twins; her parents, Pete and Pauline Grant; her sister Brenda Tully, and an infant sister. Winnie is survived by her husband of 48 years, Wendell W. Alford; her daughter, Tammy Toney and her husband Bryan of Milton; her grandchildren, Charles "Chad" Withers, IV, Olivia Elaine and Brooklyn Lee Toney of Milton, and Dillon Scott Alford of Witcher Creek; her sisters, Jeannie Hedrick of Fraziers Bottom, Barbara (Bob) Paxton of Scott Depot, Mary Grant of South Charleston, Sharon (Billy) Steele of Glenwood, Gayle (Buddy) Chapman of Fraziers Bottom, Ruth (Steve) Ashley of Cottageville, and Marsha (Greg) Bostic of Salt Rock; her brothers, Curtis (Sharon) Grant, Keith (Debbie) Grant of Winfield; Cary Grant of Proctorville, Ohio, Kyle Grant, and Craig Grant, of Fraziers Bottom; and many nieces and nephews. Winnie was a Christian and attended Five & Twenty United Baptist Church of Fraziers Bottom, where she was a member for many years. Funeral services were held Sunday September 16, 2012, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Rev. Ronnie Brown and Rev. Junior Smith officiating. Burial followed at Lunsford Cemetery, Milton, WV. The family would like to thank Hospice of Huntington for all their care and support.

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MARY LOU BARKER Mary Lou Barker West Baer, 82, of Burlington, N.C., went home to be with her Lord after an eightyear battle with ovarian cancer. A native of St. Albans, she was the only child of the late Charles William Barker Jr. and Madeleine Coleman Barker of Charleston. She was a graduate of Charleston High School and attended Morris Harvey College, now the University of Charleston, where she was a member of Sigma Iota Chi sorority. She was the former owner of NuWay Dry Cleaners before moving to Burlington. Survivors include her husband of 30 years, George Edward Baer; son, Kim William West of San Francisco, Calif.; and daughter, Karen West Comfort of Durham, N.C. Mrs. Baer was a member of Grove Park Baptist Church, where she served as church hostess for 15 years and taught pre-school (45 year olds) Sunday school for 17 years. She was also a member of the BYKOTE Sunday School Class. Community service was an important part of Mrs. Baer's life. She was a founding member of the Hospice League of AlamanceCaswell County and served on the board of directors for the Hospice Golf Classic. She was a volunteer at Good Shepherd Kitchen and Meals on Wheels. Mrs. Baer was also a member of the Alamance Regional Medical Auxiliary, serving in the Cancer Center for 13 years. A service to celebrate her life was conducted Sunday, September 16, at Grove Park Baptist Church, by Dr. Gene Hunsinger, the Rev. Roger Roach and the Rev. Bill Vickrey. Burial followed in Alamance Memorial Park. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Duke Cancer Center, the Hospice Home Care nurses and the Hospice Home nurses and staff for all the loving attention and support given to Mrs. Baer and her family. Memorials may be made to Hospice League of Alamance Caswell, Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance - Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215; or the Patricia Bynum Fund through the Charitable Foundation of Alamance Regional Medical Center. You may sign the online register book at

SHARON LYNN BREEDEN Sharon Lynn Breeden, 56, of Hurricane went to be with the Lord after an automobile accident on her way home from work. She was a Long Time Employee of Value City Furniture and a Graduate of Sissonville High

The Putnam Standard School. She is survived by her husband, Gary; daughters, Christina Westbrook of Burlington NC, Leigh Shirkey and Jodi Breeden both of Hurricane; one grandson, Treyton Stone; two sisters, Kim Skeen of Sissonville and Linda Jenkins of St. Albans; one brother, Dale McMillion St. Albans and mother, Grace McMillion of Charleston A Memorial celebrate of her life was held on Tuesday September 18, 2012 at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter 1601 2nd Avenue Charleston, WV 25387.

WILMA LOUISE CONNER Wilma Louise Keatley Conner, 91, of Old Athens Road, Princeton, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012, at her residence. Born October 18, 1920, in Scarbro, she was the daughter of the late Oather C. Keatley and Ethel D. Pennington. Being the oldest in her family, she "mothered" five brothers who affectionately called her "Em." Mrs. Conner graduated from Princeton High School in 1938 prior to joining the Women's Army Corps in 1942. She served in Washington, D.C., gathering information on the weather conditions in Japan. She and Hubert Conner were married while both were on leave in 1943. She was honorably discharged in 1945 and graduated from Little French Beauty School in 1946. After 1949, she devoted her life to her family and church, Melrose Presbyterian. She always enjoyed serving her friends and neighbors with her beautician skills. Visitors were always welcomed with, "Can I get you something to eat?" In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Conner, and three brothers, Bill Keatley, Lawrence "Buck" Keatley and Charles Keatley. Survivors include her children, Gary Conner (Carolyn) of Winfield and Kevin Conner (Diane) of Vinton, Va.; two brothers, Bob Keatley of Norristown, Pa., and Tom Keatley of Princeton; six grandchildren, Joe Ross, Danielle, Jordan, Ian, Matt Conner and Brenna Conner Mitchell; and four greatgrandbabies. Special thanks to caregivers, Idena Mitchell and Robin Rumberg (daughter-inlaw). Funeral services were held Monday, September 17, at Melrose Presbyterian Church, Eads Mill Road, Princeton, with Pastor Tracy French officiating. Burial followed in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Online condolences may be shared via The Conner family was assisted by Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center, Athens Road, Princeton.

EDWIN CLYDE DeBARR Edwin Clyde DeBarr, 87, of St. Albans, died September 13, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House. Edwin graduated from Buckhannon Upshur High School and West Virginia Wesleyan College. He served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy in World War II, in the Pacific, from 1943 until 1946. He retired from the West Virginia Department of Health as chief sanitarian in 1985 with 33 years of distinguished service. He educated and trained over 400 other sanitarians during his tenure and the training facility bears his name as the Edwin C. DeBarr Sanitarian Training Center. In retirement Edwin enjoyed woodworking, grandchildren and helping his neighbors. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Nettie Lillian DeBarr; parents, Orville Curtis DeBarr and Sarah Hinzman DeBarr; brothers, Clell DeBarr, Wilbert DeBarr and Gerald DeBarr; and sisters, Mildred DeBarr Halterman and Iris DeBarr Simmons. Edwin is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sherry DeBarr of South Charleston; grandchildren and their spouses, Pamela DeBarr Latocha and Ryan of Morgantown, Mark DeBarr and Misti White of Clearwater Beach, Fla., and Timmy DeBarr and Arianna of Scott Depot; and great-grandchildren, Hunter DeBarr and Brodee and Lainee Jo Latocha. A service to honor the life of Edwin DeBarr was held Tuesday, September 18, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with the Rev. Walter Allen officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family is grateful to the kind caregivers from Right At Home that provided in-home care since March and especially grateful to the nursing and caregiver team of Hospice Care. The family suggests donations are made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary icon.

JANICE CAROLL KENNEDY DEW Mrs. Janice Caroll Kennedy Dew, 67, of Arbovale, formerly of Rock Branch, passed away September 12, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West. She attended Nitro Church of the Nazarene and Hebron Baptist Church. She enjoyed bowling at Town and Country Lanes, quilting, canning and making wicker baskets. Janice was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Darrell David Dew Sr.; and parents, Gordon and Ruth Kennedy. She is survived by her children, Christine and husband, Ray Cochran, of Poca, Shawn Dew and


The Putnam Standard girlfriend, Mary, of Shrewsbury and Darrell David Dew Jr. of Poca; brothers and sisters, Ronnie (Cynthia) Kennedy of Charleston, Joyce (Bob) Fisher of Cross Lanes, Bob (Sharon) Kennedy of Virginia, Betty Westfall of Campbells Creek, Bonnie (Sam) Suppa of Dunbar and Myrna (Leonard) Davis of Texas; five grandchildren; and special friends, Debbi Ervine, Sara Madison and Mary Ralston. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Janice Dew was held Saturday, September 15, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Murdock officiating. The family suggests donations are made to Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

EDDIE DINGUSS Eddie Dinguss, 47, of Hurricane died Friday, September 14, 2012 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, WV. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ed and Opal Rose, William Dinguss, Ted and Kether Hatfield; his brother, Bobby Setliff. Surviving are his longtime companion, Lisa Castaneda; his mother, Linda Rose Dinguss Davis; his sisters, Mary Gray and Kimberly (John) Sowards; his brothers, Jimmy Dinguss and Ronnie Setliff; his nieces, Briana Dinguss, whom he loved as his daughter, Totiana, Crystal and Dusti Dinguss as well as two nephews, two nieces and three great-nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial followed in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Online condolences may also be made by visiting

DELBERT WILLIAM DURST Delbert William Durst, 79, of Leon, passed away September 13, 2012, at his home. He was born May 9, 1933, in Cottageville, a son of the late Eddie Franklin and Bertha (Patterson) Durst. His brothers, Roy Durst and Blaine Durst, and sisters, Mildred Hawkins and Gladys Keefer, also preceded him in death. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and was a retired crusher operator from Foote Mineral. He enjoyed NASCAR, hunting and fishing and attended Harvey Chapel Church. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dora Irene (Alexander) Durst; son, Tracy Dean Durst of Leon; daughters, Patricia Grimm of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Sharon and her husband, Douglas Garten, of Leon; grandchildren, Christopher Grimm, Julia Martin, Peggy Elswick and Matthew Dean Durst; great-grandchildren, Trever Martin, Audrey Martin, Garrison Elswick and Zachary Elswick;

brothers, Clarence Durst of Leon and Virgil Durst of Cottageville; and sisters, Hazel Brummond of Barberton, Ohio, and Sylvia Ridenhour of Leon. Services were held Saturday, September 15, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, with the Rev. David Moore officiating. Burial followed in Baden Presbyterian Cemetery, Leon, with military honors by American Legion Post No. 107, Ripley. Condolences may be emailed to

VELMA L. GOFF Velma L. Goff, 94, of Hurricane, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, following a relatively brief illness. Born in Auburn, Ritchie County, Velma was the youngest child of the late Arthur Albert and Ora Smith. She was also preceded in death by her older brothers, Ray of Marietta, Ohio, and Earl of Parkersburg. Marrying Willard Goff in 1935, they moved to Sissonville with their young son in 1940. Velma continued to live there until 1999, when she joined her daughter and son-in-law in Hurricane. A devoted member of Humphrey's Memorial United Methodist Church and a talented homemaker, Velma worked tirelessly in support of her church, her family and her community. In addition to her parents and brothers, Velma was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Willard; her son, DeWayne; and her dear friend, Helen Campbell. Left to cherish the time they shared with Velma are her daughter, Mary Ann, and son-in-law, Charlie, of Hurricane. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kathryn, Michael and Linda; daughter-in-law, JoAnn of California; sisters-in-law, Willa Mae Brown of Huntington and Mary Katherine Goff of Auburn; a host of nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. Coming to appreciate the companionship of cats late in life, Velma will also be missed by her furry family, Willie and Emmy Lou. Funeral services were held Friday, September 14, at Humphrey's Memorial United Methodist Church, Sissonville, with Pastor George Webb officiating. Burial followed in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico. Online condolences may be shared at The family suggests contributions in Velma's honor are made to SMPG Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 13096, Sissonville, WV 25360. Condolences may be sent to the family at

BENJAMIN D. PAULEY Benjamin D. Pauley, 84, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 14, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House,

after a long illness. He was born August 5, 1928, and was a son of the late Sid and Marcella Pauley. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Pauley. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired coal miner from Beth Energy and was a member of the UMWA. He was loved by all who knew him, especially his family. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia Jarrell Pauley; son, Steve Pauley of Madison; daughters, Rebecca (Joe) Wotring and Natalie (Roger) Bacchus; grandchildren, Stevi (Marty) Wright, Meghan Pauley, Tony Giachetti, Stephen (Lane) Kirby, Lesli (Jerry) Waldron, Josh (Jessica) Bacchus, Joel (Brittany) Bacchus and Emily Grace Bacchus; and great-grandchildren, Rylee Wright, Joshua Kirby, Andrew Kirby, Matthew Kirby, Caleb Kirby, Jordan Waldron, Whitney Waldron, Aiden Bacchus, Blake Bacchus, Caylin Bacchus, Eliza Bacchus and Reed Bacchus. He is also survived by two brothers, Herb (Annalee) Pauley and Bill (Peggy) Pauley. We want to express our sincere gratitude to Hospice nurses, Jo Bailey, Sue Ann and the hospice staff for the loving care of our dad during his illness. A special thanks to Jerry Workman for visiting our dad and leading him to Christ. Services were held Sunday, September 16, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Steve Burns and Tim Bailey officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens, Madison. You may express your condolences to the family at

BARBARA C. PLATE Barbara C. Plate, 66, of Scott Depot, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012, at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following a long illness. Barbara was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Vietnam War as an air traffic controller. She was also a member of the Democratic National Committee. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, John B. Plate. She is survived by her sons, David Plate of Scott Depot and Michael Plate of Nitro; daughter, Kimberly Wilson of Kissimmee, Fla.; and grandchildren, Gene Wilson, Alexandra Plate and K.D. Wilson. A private family service will be held at a later date, followed by the inurnment of Barbara and her husband in the columbarium at the Georgia National Cemetery, Cherokee County, Ga. The family suggests donations are made to Putnam County Humane Society, 2806 Putnam Ave., Hurricane, WV 25526. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, was entrusted with the arrangements.

September 24,2012 – Page 7 KATHRYN "KITTY" STUTLER Kathryn "Kitty" Stutler, 95, of Scott Depot, fought the good fight, finished the course and passed gently into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, September 13, 2012. Kitty was blessed with a wonderful life. She was able to spend over 20 winters in Florida and travel extensively with her late husband, Stanley. She was an active member for many years of the United Methodist Women, a Christian organization focused on faith and mission work. Additionally, she had the privilege of seeing both her daughter and granddaughter ordained as ministers. And, while Kitty enjoyed several hobbies throughout her life, she enjoyed reading and studying her Bible more than anything else. Kitty was born in Deep Valley, Pa., on June 11, 1917, to David and Goldie (Anderson) Kerr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; her sister, Virginia; her brother, Kenneth; and her daughter, the Rev. Nancy S. Custer. Kitty is survived by her son, Stanley Joseph and his wife, Terri, of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; her son-in-law, Gordon Custer of Scio, Ohio; four grandchildren, the Rev. Kelli Frazier and her husband, Marty, of Hurricane, Scott Grum of Marietta, Ga., Stanley Joseph Stutler II and his wife, Lisa, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jay Custer and his wife, Susan, of Sugar Creek, Ohio; six great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandson. Additionally, she considered four others as her "adopted family" who she dearly loved and will especially miss: Debbie Lore, Sarah Williams and John and Linda Gray. Finally, the family would like to personally thank Hurricane First Church of the Nazarene for all their visits, cards and prayers. Kitty felt blessed to be a member of such a loving group of people. She will especially miss her weekly cards and gifts from Pastor Bower, whom she absolutely adored. Kitty's service was held Saturday, September 15, at Hurricane First Church of the Nazarene, Hurricane, with the Rev. Phil Bower officiating. The family has asked that donations are sent to the Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave. SW, Charleston, WV 25309.

To share a memory of Kitty or to express condolences, please visit m. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.

GERALD "SORRY" WILKINSON Gerald "Sorry" Wilkinson, 85, of Hometown, departed this life on September 14, 2012, at home after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born April 23, 1927, and was the son of the late Wilford and Amy Deal Wilkinson. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Loretta Slater Wilkinson, as well as his sister, Wanda Avanelle Wolfe, and his brothers, John, David and Tommy Wilkinson. Left to cherish his memory is his sisters, Blondell Dixon, Ruth King and Mary Sue Jividen, and his brothers, Frank and Larry Wilkinson. He also had numerous nieces and nephews who will miss him greatly. Gerald was a loving and dedicated husband to his wife of 63 years, Loretta; she was his best friend and his world. Although he had no children of his own, he was a devoted father figure to his younger brother, Larry, after they tragically lost their father when Gerald was 18 and Larry was only two. Gerald worked 35 years at the American Viscose Corp. in Nitro, but even after his retirement he never stopped working. He had a talent for repairing small engines, and there wasn't a carburetor he couldn't fix. He owned a lawnmower repair business and worked up to seven days a week until just a few months before he passed. He will forever be remembered for his love and devotion to God's creatures. He loved animals, but he particularly loved his blue martins. He built and maintained six blue martin houses on his property. Any time a baby martin fell out of the nest, he would attach it to a long pole and gently place it back. Each year the martins returned to the houses where they knew they would be safe and cared for. A tribute to the life of Mr. Gerald Wilkinson was held Monday, September 17, at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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Time For Service ~ Area Church Services ~

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church ~ Buff Creek Rd. Hurricane, WV. "Helping the hurt get out of the dirt" Service TimesSunday morning 10:00 a.m.; Sunday eve. 6:00 p.m.; Wed. Eve Bible study 7:00 p.m. Special meeting 4th Saturday each month at 7:00 p.m. All area Churches welcome. Heaven is obtainable, Hell is avoidable. We still preach The Book, The Blood and, The Blessed Hope. Pastor Ernie Spence – 304-617-2752. Redeemer Presbyterian Church, PCA, welcomes the community to learn of God's love and grace. They meet at Teays Valley Cinema for worship service at 10 a.m. The church's pastor is Barrett Jordan. For more information, call the church office, 304-757-1197, or check the church's website at Teays Valley Church of God ~ 4430 Teays Valley Road, PO Box 270, Scott Depot, WV 25526 - (304)757-9222. Service times: Sunday’s - 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship, 6:00 p.m. Evening Discipleship. Wednesday’s: 6:45 p.m. Evening Discipleship. Pastor Melissa Pratt. Winfield Community Church~ 144 Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV, 25560. (304) 5861146. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Michael Hurlbert. Mt. Salem UM Church ~ 4-1/2 miles East of Hurricane on Rt. 60 across from covered bridge, on left. Sunday: Morning worship 9:30; Sunday School 10:30. Wednesday Bible study 7:00 P.M.; Family night first Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 P.M. Pastor: Ralph Kernen (304) 7578446. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant ~ Living the Love of Jesus Christ. 2438 US Route 60, Hurricane, WV 25526. 304-5622012, Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Buffalo Church of God ~ Corner of Rt 62 & Church Street, Buffalo (Putnam Co.). Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Mid-week Service. Pas-

tor Wayne Burch. 304-937-3447.

~ 4345 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV. 757-9166.

Winfield United Methodist Church ~ Looking for a church family? Join us at Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive (Behind McDonald’s) Winfield. Two services 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Tom Hill.

Pastor Dr. Rod Taylor. Sunday School 9 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Mid Week Service 7 p.m.

Springdale Free Will Baptist Church ~ Cow Creek Road, Hurricane (Directions: Off Rt 34, 21/2 miles on Cow Creek Road, stay on left fork of Cow Creek. Church is on the right). Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Midweek Service 7 p.m. Pastor Larry Cooper. 5625389. Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene~ 3937 Teays Valley Road, Teays, WV 25569 (Mail: PO Box 259) Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning worship; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Prayer Gathering, Children & Teen Programs. Last Saturday of each month; Clothing Closet from 9 a.m. until noon. Free clothes for everyone! Pastor: Rev. Charles V. Williams. Phone: 304-757-8400. First Baptist Church~ “Connecting People to Jesus Christ” 2635 Main Street, Hurricane, WV, 25526 – 304-562-9281. Dr. James E. Lutz, Senior Pastor. Sunday services: 8:50 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Sunday School – 10 a.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Good Hope Baptist Church ~ Turkey Creek Road, Hurricane. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Ascension Catholic Church 905 Hickory Mill Rd., Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-5816. Services: Saturday evening 5:30 p.m. Sunday morning 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Rev. Neil R. Buchlein, Pastor. Cross of Grace Lutheran Church ~ 30 Grace Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-0616. Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday - 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Pastor Jerry Kliner, STS. “Where people discover Jesus and grow in Faith”. Scott Depot Christ Fellowship

Teays Valley Baptist Church ~ Dr. John D. Smith, Pastor. 3926 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-757-9306. Services: SUNDAY - Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship & Children’s Church 10:30 a.m.; Evening worship 6:00 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY – Bible Study and Prayer 7 p.m.; Awana 7:00 p.m. All services are interpreted for the deaf. TV Service on Suddenlink Channel 2, Wed. 8:30 – 9 p.m. Radio Program WEMM 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Buffalo Presbyterian Church ~ 2125 Buffalo Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Worship Sunday Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service – Bible Study, 7 p.m. Pastor – Denver Tucker. Buffalo Nazarene Church ~ Rt. 62, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday night Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Sherry Kinsey 937-3258. Otter Branch Church ~ Box 213, 18 Mile Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033 Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Mike Tucker. Manilla Chapel ~ Manilla Ridge Road, Robertsburg, WV. SUNDAY: Morning service 10 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m. TUESDAY: Bible Study at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Way of Truth Tabernacle ~ 900 Roosevelt Dr., Eleanor, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Pastor Nathan Morris (304)543-8053. A new beginning on the old path. Bethel Baptist – Upper Mud River Road, Sias, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday night 6 p.m.; Wednesday night 7:00 p.m. Glad Tidings Assembly of God ~ 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV,

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25526. Adult & Children’s Service Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Midweek Service 7:00 p.m. Church Phone 304-562-3074. Pastor: Rebekah Jarrell. Asst. Pastor: Aaron Hil. Winfield Presbyterian Church ~ Winfield Presbyterian Church, 4th and Ferry Streets. “A praying community where friendship counts.” Cherrie Sizemore, Minister. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Looking for a church to call “home”? We would like to be that place. Pine Grove Church of Christ ~ 4504 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. 304-757-8543 (o); 304757-2866 (h). Sunday morning Bible Classes 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Studies 7:00 p.m. Tm Jorgensen, Minister. Grandview Baptist Church, Red House. Sunday school – 10 am; Sunday evening 7 pm; Wednesday 7 pm. Pastor: Woody Willard. Winfield Church of the Nazarene ~ 2986 Winfield Rd., Winfield, WV 25213. Sunday School 9:45 am; Sunday Worship Service 10:45 am; Sunday Praise Service at 6:00pm; Wednesday Kidz & Teens 7:00 pm; Wednesday Adult Bible Study 7:00 pm. Pastor Robert Fulton, 304-5862180. Laywell Church of Christ ~ Sycamore Road, Hurricane, WV. Services: Sunday Morning Worship 9:45 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Phone number for more information, 304-562-6135. Kanawha Valley Baptist Church ~ 949 Roosevelt Ave., (U.S. Rt. 62), Eleanor, WV 25070. Pastors: John Hage and Art Hage. Phone

304-437-3513 and 304-437-2740. Services: 3:00 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church ~ Rt. 3 Box 97 (6242 Trace Fork Rd.), Hurricane, WV 25526. Phone 304-562-5880. Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Children’s Emmy Club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Robert Adkins. Everyone welcome. Providence Baptist Church ~ Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday night 7 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Bob Kelly. Phone 304-586-2832. Gateway Christian Church ~ Weekly Sunday Evening Service at 6 p.m. Valley Park, Hurricane, WV. Adult & Children’s Ministry available. For more information please call 304-727-8919 or visit Senior Minister: Dave Stauffer. LOVE GOD – LOVE PEOPLE – SERVE. Lakeview Christian Church ~ 108 Lakeview Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Services: Sunday – 11 am and 6:30 pm; Wednesday – 7 pm. Pastor: Jeff Maynard. Phone 304-562-9265. Faith Independent Church ~ Sunday School 10am, Sunday Morning Worship 11am, Sunday Choir Practice 6 p.m., Sunday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7 p.m. A little country church set on the side of Rt. 62 in the big town of Black Betsy, WV. Pastoral Team: Michael Landers and Randy Browning Sousanah FWB Church ~ Charley Creek Road, Culloden. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Night Service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 p.m.

List Your Church As a service to our community we will list your church in our “Time For Service” free of charge as space provides. Just send us • The Name of Your Church • Where Your Church Is Located • The Days And Times of Church Services • Pastor’s Name • Phone Number Simply fax or mail this information to us or give us a call at (304) 743-6731.

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FOOTBALL FROM PAGE 1 what proved to be the game winning drive. First, Big Blacks quarterback Yates connected on a long pass play that moved the ball 40 yards down the field. Then Yates kept the ball himself and was able to scamper into the endzone from 28 yards out for the game's final score, 18-13. On the evening, Winfield was held to 54 yards on the ground, but passed for more than 220 yards. With the loss, the Generals fall to 2-3 on the season. Winfield stays at home again this week for a 7:30 p.m. contest Friday against Logan High School.

(Top left photo) Winfield's defense stops a Point Pleasant runner in his tracks. (Top right photo) The Winfield High School cheerleaders look to get the crowd fired up Friday night in Winfield. Photos by Jack Bailey

Buffalo Bison run over Gilmer County 57-0 BUFFALO – Buffalo Bison quarterback Levi Jordan completed five touchdown passes Friday night to lead his team to a 57-0 victory over visiting Gilmer County. For the evening, Jordan completed 7 of 12 passes for 327 yards and five touchdowns. Buffalo's Gabe Garrison hauled in three touchdown

passes, while Laythen Good caught two touchdowns. On the ground, Bubba Legg gained 174 yards for the Bison on 15 carries. With the victory, Buffalo goes to 3-1 on the season. The Bison were ranked No. 11 in Class A entering the game, with the top 16 teams in each Class qualifying for postseason

play. The next rankings, reflecting Friday's games, will be released Tuesday. Buffalo stays at home again this week for a 7:30 p.m. contest Friday with Richwood High School. Richwood lost to Pocahontas County 27-19 Friday night, and will bring a 2-3 record into the game.

Poca Dots fall to Scott 35-6 POCA – The Scott Skyhawks showed why they are the top ranked team in Class AA Friday night, rolling to a 35-6 win over the Poca Dots. Scott scored touchdowns on its first two possessions of the game and never looked back, as the Skyhawks ground out 322 yards of rushing on the evening on 47 carries.

For Poca, running back T.T. Loudin gained 72 yards on the evening on 17 carries. The Dots lone scoring play came in the fourth quarter as quarterback Jake Payne hit Jamie Ellis on a 19-yard scoring drive. With the loss, Poca falls to 2-3 on the season. Poca goes on the road this week for a 7:30 p.m. showdown with Herbert Hoover.

The Putnam Standard  

Sept. 24, 2012, extra online edition of The Putnam Standard

The Putnam Standard  

Sept. 24, 2012, extra online edition of The Putnam Standard